Shapes of Stories [Waverly Fitzgerald]
The shape of a story is more than just the way it is told—changing the shape can change the story. Using a series of in-class writing exercises, homework assignments, and examples from both creative nonfiction and fiction, we’ll look at popular shapes—the traditional narrative arc, braids, collages, circles, faucets, and frames—and the techniques writers use to create them, including transitions, flashbacks, and tangents. A writer could end the class with five versions of the same piece or five different stories.
Hugo House is temporarily moving! May 19 is the last date Hugo House will hold classes at its current location. Starting May 20, Hugo House classes will be held at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.